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Build Your Signature Wardrobe: How to look good and feel confident in four steps
     

Build Your Signature Wardrobe: How to look good and feel confident in four steps

by Alexandria Blaelock
 

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Had you been alive in 1935, you would have spent a fixed proportion of your annual income on a nine piece wardrobe consisting of two day dresses, an afternoon dress, evening dress, suit, coat and ski-suit or overcoat. But if you followed one magazine’s fashion advice you would have paid $216,000 for 240 items of clothing, 72 pairs of shoes plus accessories

Overview

Had you been alive in 1935, you would have spent a fixed proportion of your annual income on a nine piece wardrobe consisting of two day dresses, an afternoon dress, evening dress, suit, coat and ski-suit or overcoat. But if you followed one magazine’s fashion advice you would have paid $216,000 for 240 items of clothing, 72 pairs of shoes plus accessories and hosiery in 2007.

Drawing on purchasing advice and statistics from the early twentieth-century, including the Great Depression and two World Wars, Build Your Signature Wardrobe explains how to shop strategically with a three to five-year wardrobe plan. It describes how to develop a signature look, choose good quality clothes that fit properly and take care of them so they last.

Buy now and start building your wardrobe today.

This Book Is For You If You Have Ever Wondered:

  • How to build a wardrobe for the long-term, not just a season
  • Where some of your clothing assumptions came from (e.g. one to wear and one in the wash)
  • Why you wear the clothes you do
  • Where bathing suits came from
  • How many clothes your grandmother or great-grandmother owned when she was your age
  • Why some colours never seem to work for you
  • Why your clothes don’t fit properly
  • Why wardrobe capsule advice conflicts (hint: there are three types of them)
  • Why you should review your wardrobe regularly
  • How to identify quality clothing on the rack and in the fitting room
  • Why you continue to wear black when your soul cries out for some other colour
  • Why you should wash new clothes before wearing them or why they aren’t as nice when you do

You Will Discover

  1. How to set your budget: how much is a reasonable amount to spend and how to not waste it on clothes you don’t love and won’t wear. Plus, how to split your budget among family members, whether you need to economise and where the wisest areas to economise are.
  2. What clothes are appropriate for you: the relevant and practical clothes for the life you lead right now (your Cinderella clothes) and what is not (Princess clothes) regardless of your age, size, location and occupation(s).
  3. What your style is: not in the superficial sense of elegant or fashionable, but how to confidently and consistently present your authentic self to the world in a unique way that makes you happy while meeting the expectations of others.
  4. Which clothes you need: how to decide which clothes and accessories (and how many) you need for the next three to five years, as well as how to put together the most practical and affordable wardrobe possible.

All so that you can confidently build your signature wardrobe.

Buy now and start building your wardrobe today.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"very strong on history and resources. if you are a fashion history, or history buff, this book will be heavenly. if you are not? you may not get as much out of it. It does cover the basics of clothes buying/capsule wardrobe building, and why you hear the term used in so many different ways. but is much stronger on history and the economics of your clothing."
Kirsten M. Houseknecht

"Build Your Signature Wardrobe is inspired by the Great Depression and World War eras on how they would build a signature wardrobe and this book takes it into the 21st century and explains how to shop strategically and helps you confidentially build your signature wardrobe."
Michelle Johnston

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780994441515
Publisher:
BlueMere Books Pty Ltd
Publication date:
12/07/2015
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.76(d)

Meet the Author

Writer and philosopher Alexandria Blaelock advocates embracing things that matter, like beauty, friendship and wisdom.

Drawing upon a career in project and event management, she is the author of two personal development books describing how rational thought about activities like getting dressed and feeding your friends can lead to the kind of pleasure that makes life worthwhile.

She lives in Melbourne (Australia) with her husband and two Labradors where she is pursuing a little Famous Five adventure. While she likes ginger beer and ham rolls you are more likely to find her drinking red wine with antipasto. Discover more at http://alexandriablaelock.com/.

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